Astronics Corporation will supply Textron Aviation with an aircraft power system that features Astronics’s CorePower Induction Starter Generator System and CorePower Electronic Circuit Breaker Units, in addition to the 28 Volt DC EmPower In-Seat Power Supply, for the new Cessna Denali single engine turboprop. The program is targeted to achieve first flight in 2018.
The brushless starter generation unit, a key part of the Induction Starter Generator System, eliminates the need for brush maintenance. Additionally, Astronics is providing secondary power distribution via Electronic Circuit Breaker Units, designed to both simplify and automate the entire power system. These solid state units manage power throughout the aircraft and provide fault detection, circuit protection and programmable load management through automated power control functions. The patented EmPower in-seat power systems enable passengers to simultaneously use and charge multiple personal electronic devices in the air.
December 20, 2016